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Ridleyville on White Dragon Cut

Blade Runner White Dragon Cut 5 including perfect CG reproduction of Los Angeles cityscape drawn by Syd Mead is going to coming out November 2019.

You can see the perfect CG reproduction of Ridleyville cityscape drawn by Syd Mead on White Dragon Cut. Let’s enjoy the Syd Mead’s Ridleyville in CG.

Ridleyville CG data on Blender 2.8

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Let’s take a look at the Ridleyville cityscape on a slideshow.

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Ridleyville Map on White Dragon Cut

I have created the map for CG creation of Ridleyville based on Syd Mead’s original illustrations and movie set placement.
Please switch the screen from portrait to landscape view, if you are viewing on a smartphone.

Center Building

Center Building

Chew's Eye Factory

Chew's Eye Factory

Animoid Row

Animoid Row

The Snake Pit

The Snake Pit

The entrance to the underground mall

The entrance to the underground mall

The place where Deckard and Guff took off

The place where Deckard and Guff took off

The Building where Deckard and Guff landed

The Building where Deckard and Guff landed

ANACO MART

ANACO MART

The Noodle Bar

The Noodle Bar "White Dragon" and the JVC store

Prototype ANACO MART

Prototype ANACO MART

  • Center Building

    Center Building

  • Chew's Eye Factory

    Chew's Eye Factory

  • Animoid Row

    Animoid Row

  • The Snake Pit

    The Snake Pit

  • The entrance to the underground mall

    The entrance to the underground mall

  • The place where Deckard and Guff took off

    The place where Deckard and Guff took off

  • The Building where Deckard and Guff landed

    The Building where Deckard and Guff landed

  • ANACO MART

    ANACO MART

  • The Noodle Bar

    The Noodle Bar "White Dragon" and the JVC store

  • Prototype ANACO MART

    Prototype ANACO MART

    Buildings on Ridleyville drawn by Syd Mead and made on CG

    Some comparison images of Syd Mead’s illustrations and CG images. I basically created CG images according to the Syd Mead’s illustrations If there is a difference between the Syd Mead’s version and the movie version.

    2019 Los Angeles

    2019 Los Angeles

    The huge pyramids towering in the back of the city area and the huge buildings towering above them are on the original illustration of Syd Mead.
    You are not able to see this landscape on the film of Blade Runner. however you can see a bunch of huge buildings on “Blade Runner Black Out 2022”.

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    Center Building

    Center Building

    The center building, which sits in the middle of Ridleyville, has an impressive four LCD panels in the front.
    There is the Snake Pit in the back right and the Chew’s Eye Factory in the back left.
    In the movie, the four LCD panels in the front were replaced with neon signs.

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    Center Building

    Center Building

    There are two objects that glow green on the left side of the Center Building.
    However, the green objects were replaced with “TOSHIBA” and a Chinese sign board in the movie.

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    Chew's Eye Factory

    Chew's Eye Factory

    You can see the object that projects characters in front of the Chew’s Eye Factory, however it was replace with a defferent one in the film.

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    Animoid Row

    Animoid Row

    The Animoid Row is in the back of the Center Building.
    The characters drawen on the arcade are English characters in Syd Meade’s original illustrations, however they are replaced with Japanese in the film.
    Also, there are variety of sign boards of Japanese and Chinese on the wall of building in the film version.
    In the White Dragon Cut, I have made modeling of building based on Syd Mead’s illustration, and made the sign borads based on the film.

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    Prototype ANACO MART

    Prototype ANACO MART

    In the prototype ANACO MART drawn by Syd Mead, You can see the central part of building is set back and one step higher. However, it was changed to a simple box shape in the film.

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    ANACO MART

    ANACO MART

    You can see that the movie version ANACO MART is a reproduction of only the central part of the Syd Mead’s prototype.
    The characters on the sign boards are “香水 (Perfume)”, “女の衣類 (Women’s clothing)”, “ブティック (Boutique)” and “サロン (Salon)”.

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    The entrance to the underground mall

    The entrance to the underground mall

    The entrance to the underground mall drawn by Syd Mead has an impressive yellow object looks like curved LCD panel in the front.
    Unfortunately, this illustration was not reproduced in the film. however you will be able to see this scene on the White Dragon Cut.

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    The place where Deckard and Guff took off

    The place where Deckard and Guff took off

    Some building illustrations, whitch are drawn by Syd Mead, have the decorations with a blue glowing slit on the side of the arcade of the building. the building is where Decard and Guff took off from the Ridleyville in the beginning of the film.
    In the film, The decoration was changed to a glowing whole decoration rather than the slit.
    Both of the Syd Mead vesion and the film version are side by side on the Ridleyville on White Dragon Cut.

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    The place where Deckard and Guff landed

    The place where Deckard and Guff landed

    The building where Deckard and Guff landed to investigate the Leon’s Hotel is as same as the building where Deckard was hanging on the rooftop.
    This building was reproduced almost as drawn by Syd Mead in the film.

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    The Snake Pit

    The Snake Pit

    Three cylinders with a dancer are in front of the snake pit.
    Syd Mead’s illustration also includes a different shape of the cylinder that was not reproduced in the film.

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    The Snake Pit

    The Snake Pit

    A cylindrical stage is set up in the center of the floor of the Snake Pit, and the counter and seats are arranged around the stage on the Syd Mead’s Illustrations.

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